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Susanna C. Phipps

member since: 9/10/2007

Replacing my Nikon D80

I'm looking to replace my Nikon D80 body, due to age and wear and tear and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for something similar. I'm keen to stay with Nikon and maybe looking at taking a slight step up from the D80 without breaking the bank the bank too much!

2/14/2012 2:48:41 PM

Usman Bajwa
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  Susanna, the first one you should look into, IMHO, is the popular Nikon D5100 and at just under $700 will not be too heavy on your pocket. Then there is Nikon D7000 which is very nice but an expensive proposition when compared with the D5100. Here are a couple of links on their reviews by Ken Rockwell.

Good luck with whatever decision you finally make.


2/15/2012 8:05:34 PM

Pat Harry
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  Susanna, I just replaced my D80 a couple of months ago. I went with the D7000, and I like it. Much better at high ISO's than the D80, and I really like the dual card slots.

Of course, now they introduce the D800, so I'm already wanting a new camera. :)

2/16/2012 11:24:35 AM

Ilene Samowitz
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  Going from a D90 to a D7000
was a fantastic upgrade.

2/16/2012 1:11:48 PM

Wendy M. Hansen-Penman
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  I have a D5100 and LOVE it!!! Paid about $800. By far my fave. The features and capabilities rock! I just bought a Nikon refurbished D80 to have converted for IR. I really like the D80, a lot heavier duty camera and I enjoyed shooting with it and thought about buying another used D80 to replace my back up camera, which is a D60.

3/7/2012 3:00:19 PM


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